Planning & Development Services Department

Development Services

301 D'Olive Street
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

For Planning & Zoning questions, contact:

Clair Dorough, City Planner


For building code information or
questions concerning new construction
permits, contact:

Patrick Robinson, Building Official




City Council - September 21, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing for RA-2002

* RA-2002 - Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment Changes


Notice of Public Hearing for RA-2003

* RA-2003 - Mobile Vending Units Pilot Program


Department Forms

Planning & Zoning Fee Schedule

*Fee schedule was adopted on January 21, 2020 by Resolution 0120-06

Agent Authorization Form

Complaint Statement

Credit Card Authorization Form

Land Use Application

Zoning Verification Request


Addressing/Road Name Applications

Address Request

New Road Request

Road Name Change Request


Sign Applications

Community Banner Application

Commercial Banner Application

Non-Commercial Banner Application 

Sign Application


Planning Commission

The City of Bay Minette Planning Commission is a group of volunteer citizens appointed by the Mayor and City Council. They review and make decisions regarding proposed subdivision developments within the City of Bay Minette as well as those located in the Extra-territorial Planning Jurisdiction (ETJ Map). They also review Rezoning and Annexation requests and make recommendations to the City Council and the Board of Adjustment.

The Planning Commission meets on the second Thursday of every month at 8:00 a.m. at City Hall. These meetings are open to the public. For more information on placing an item on the agenda, please contact Clair Dorough at (251) 580-1650.

The current City of Bay Minette Zoning Ordinance was adopted on April 6, 2020 by Ordinance # 992. 

     * Zoning Ordinance

The current City of Bay Minette Subdivision Regulations were amended on January 9, 2020.

     * Subdivision Regulations


Applications & Forms

Administrative Subdivision Application

Exempt Subdivision Application

Family Administrative Subdivision Certification

Rezoning Application

Site Plan Review Application


Board of Adjustment

The Zoning Board of Adjustments is responsible for reviewing Variances, Special Exception Permits and Zoning Administrative Appeals. 

The Board of Adjustments meets on the first Thursday of every month at 8:00 a.m at City Hall. These meetings are open to the public. For more information on placing an item on the agenda, please contact Clair Dorough at (251) 580-1650.

Special Exception Application

Variance Application


Building Code Information

All new construction and renovation requires a Building Permit.  The application can be downloaded below, or completed in office.

Building Permit Application

The following Building Codes were adopted by Ordinance 962 on April 2, 2012:

  • International Building Code, 2012
  • International Gas Code, 2012
  • International Mechanical Code, 2012
  • International Plumbing code, 2012
  • International Residential Code, 2012 (as amended, please see ordinance)
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2012 (as amended, please see ordinance)
  • Baldwin County Supplemental Code for Residential Structures in addtion to the IRC, 2012 (as amended, please see ordinance)
  • National Electric Code, 2011 for Commercial Buildings and Residential Building containing more than two (2) dwelling units
  • International Fire Code, 2012 (as amended, please see ordinance)
  • Local Wind Load Code-3 second gust winds: applicable to the 2012 IRC only

    I-10 to I-65 - 120 mph
    North of I-65 - 110 mph


  • Standard Building Code1997
  • Standard Plumbing Code 1997
  • Standard Fire Prevention Code 1997
  • Standard Gas Code 1997
  • National Electric Code1999

*Delete section R402.4.1.2 through R402.5 from 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. (Testing)
*Delete Section R 313 (Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems)

All permit fees shall remain the same with the exception of residential re-roof which shall increase to $50.00.

The State of Alabama adopted the 2009 IECC which requires Duct Leakage Testing.  Any HVAC permit acquired after January 1, 2014 will require Duct Leakage Testing.